Published By: Canelo
Released On: 14/04/2022
It’s hate at first sight for the wedding planners…
It’s down to maid of honour Beth and best man Matt to plan a dream wedding for the absent bride and groom. Not only do they have to handle the bride’s sky-high expectations and their respective dysfunctional families, they also have to deal with each other – and so far, it’s not going well.
Fire-fighter Matt is far too laid-back for Beth’s liking, and Beth’s need to arrive half an hour early for everything is driving Matt crazy. But over the weeks, the arguing and animosity morphs into something else that feels fun and flirty…
With Beth’s father parading his new, half-his-age girlfriend around, her mother set on revenge, Matt’s family refusing to engage in the celebrations, and an addled grandmother thrown in the mix, is there any way Beth and Matt can make the wedding a success?
Thanks to Canelo for the advanced copy of this title in return for an honest review.
This is my first Tracy Corbett book, but if this is anything to go by, it definitely won’t be the last. I will certainly be looking through her back catalogue.
I know we don’t judge a book by its cover (except we totally do), but the cover of this one just screams happiness, love, joy, and happy endings. Which is exactly what was delivered. Sure, there’s a little predictability with some of the plot points, but is that a bad thing? Not for me. It might be for some people, but when I read this type of book – the happily-ever-after type – I expect a bit of drama, a bit of romance, but everything to be wrapped up nicely in a bow by the end. Which is exactly what I got from this book, and therefore it left me satisfied, happy, and warm. It’s like a giant hug in paperback form (or in my case, Kindle form).
It is rare I find a book where I like all the characters. Even the less popular ones had a certain charm about them that I couldn’t help but love. They all have their positives and negatives – even our two loving protagonists – but that’s what makes them more relatable for the reader.
I’ll admit, I did get a little confused at first with the quantity of characters and multiple point-of-views and who was related to whom, but it quickly worked itself out and flowed together nicely.
Whilst it doesn’t scream for a sequel or anything, I do wish there had been an epilogue or something set a year later, just so we could see what the characters had achieved in that time, and for me it would have wrapped their stories up nicely.